A nice weekend getaway ( 50 kms from Kolkata in Diamond Harbour), Punyalakshmi is a perfect weekend getaway form the hustle and bustle of a metro city.
The drive from Kolkata is quite smooth, barring a few places where highways are being contructed and one or two smaller towns where traffic can be slow.
Thee hotel location is right on the Hooghly River . However the approach from the main road to the hotel is quite bad but its just about 500 mtrs.
The property is very beautiful and nicely landscaped. The old building is not very impressive ( though i never stayed in them). However, the new wing which is called cottages is just out-of-the world. Rooms are smart and cosy and you can get a great view from nearly all the rivers.
the entire property is beautifully landscaped with two swimming pools ( one is just a dip pool), lovely lawns and plenty of places to sit ( both covered and uncovered) by the river and laze away.
There is not much to do in the resort apart from walking, sitting by the riverside or swimming and its perfect for a bigger group. Also there is nothing to do outside the resort though you could go for a walk on the diamond harbour river front which is 2 minutes away.
The service was decent and the food ( bengali food ) was excellent. The staff was quite friendly and warm 9 (but a tad overworked).
Overall we had a good experience in this weekend getaway resort.
- Also Known As:
- Hotel Punyalakshmi Diamond Harbour, West Bengal